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Potluck Shabbat
1st Friday Each Month

Join us for a wonderful potluck following 6:15pm services. This is delicious food you won't want to miss!!!

Potluck Guidelines

Food should be dairy or vegetarian, use hekshered ingredients, and brought in a disposable pan/vessel. Food cannot not be heated in our kitchen. See Rabbi's detailed guidelines (pdf file) and explanation of hekshered.


Musical Shabbat
2nd Friday Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band. These are evenings you won't want to miss!!!


Shabbat Unwrapped
3rd Friday & Saturday
Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm Friday or 10:00am Saturday for a special Shabbat where Rabbi Bass will explain parts of the service, or point out some aspect of a specific Tefilah. This is designed to deepen connections to our ancient roots, and grow in our understanding of our tradition.

Etz Hayim named one of Sun Gazette's Best Places to Worship in their Best of Arlington roundup!

2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month | Israeli Folk Dancing Class, 8:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday, January 31 | Junior Congregation, 10:00am; Tot Shabbat, 11:00am

Sunday, February 8 | Preschool Open House Playdate, 2:00pm-4:00pm (Contact for details)

Saturday, February 21 | Annual Live and Silent Auction & Wine Tasting, 7:30pm -- Help us by donating items or soliciting businesses for items to bid on!

Sunday, February 22 | Preschool Open House Playdate, 2:00pm-4:00pm (Contact for details)

Saturday, February 28 |
Crochet & Cocktails, 7:00pm (At the home of Rabbi Bass)

Sunday, March 1 | Purim Carnival, 11:00am-1:00pm

Wednesday, March 4 - Erev Purim |
Purim Services with Abbreviated Megillah Reading & Dinner, 5:45pm

Thursday, March 5 - Purim | Purim Services with Full Megillah Reading, 7:00am

Saturday, March 7 |
Sisterhood Game Night, 7:00pm



This year, our Adult Education offerings will examine different aspects of our Jewish experience. CLICK HERE for the brochure to see the full schedule and class listings. There is no cost for these programs, but contributions are welcome. Please register for the sessions you wish to attend: 703-979-4466 or to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Babysitting: Please notify us in advance if you need childcare.

Session 4: Sages and Sinners in the Rabbinic Studyhouse   Taught by Rabbi Julia Watts Belser
Sundays at 10:00am

  • January 25, 2015: "Rabbi Yohanan and Reish Lakish"
  • February 1, 2015: "Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai and the Cave"
  • February 8, 2015: "Elisha ben Abuya and Rabbinic Heresy"

Session 5: Jewish Stories: From Creation to Contemporary Life   Taught by Rabbi Josh Ackerman
Sundays at 10:00am
  • April 12, 2015: Stories on the Creation of the World
  • April 26, 2015: Stories on the Exile and Redemption
  • May 3, 2015: Stories about Leaders and Miracle Workers



CLICK HERE to order Rosendorff’s challahs for Shabbat!

Please place your orders by Monday evenings. Challahs are $6.00 per loaf, and checks must be made out to "Etz Hayim" and dropped at the office.  Please note, challahs need to be picked up on Fridays by 4pm.  Please make arrangements with the office if you cannot meet this time frame.


  If you’d like more information, please contact us by e-mail at or telephone at 703.979.4466.